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  • Manipal ties up with Google India for digital marketing course 12 hours 51 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Manipal Global Education Services on Monday said that it has tied up with internet advertising and search giant Google to launch a three-month certificate course in digital marketing aimed at business school graduates. Google India will provide the Karnataka-based with the training curriculum and the course involves classroom sessions, e-learning...
  • Lenovo working on a Google Glass-like wearable device; likely to come with 5MP camera, 12GB storage 20 hours 49 minutes ago

    New York: Lenovo is developing a wearable smart glass similar to Google Glass with an external battery to be worn on the neck. The device will have a five-megapixel camera, voice recognition and gesture control, and around 12GB of internal storage. "Right now there are too many devices you can develop for...
  • Google's 'Nexus 6' smartphone could be a 5.9-inch jumbo device from Motorola; likely to come in November 20 hours 51 minutes ago

    New York: It looks like global smartphone makers are betting on bigger screens in 2015 and Google cannot be far behind. Google's next flagship Nexus phone could be a huge 5.9-inch model called "Shamu". According to media reports, Motorola is currently collaborating on a new device with Google. The device is in...
  • Google under CBI scrutiny over Mapathon 2013; accused of violating Indian laws Yesterday

    New Delhi: CBI has registered a preliminary enquiry (PE) against Internet giant Google over Mapathon 2013, an event organised by the US company, for allegedly violating laws by mapping sensitive areas and defence installations, prohibited by law. The CBI registered the PE based on a complaint filed by Surveyor General of...
  • Google mapping comes under CBI scrutiny Yesterday

    New Delhi: CBI has registered a preliminary enquiry (PE) against Internet giant Google over Mapathon 2013, an event organised by the US company, for allegedly violating laws by mapping sensitive areas and defence installations, prohibited by law. The CBI registered the PE based on a complaint filed by Surveyor General of...
  • Facebook achieved in two years what took Apple three decades 3 days ago

    New York: In the days after its infamously mishandled initial public offering in May 2012, it looked as if Facebook would struggle to become a must-own for fund managers. Now the company's $190 billion market value makes it bigger than such bellwethers as Coca-Cola and AT&T. It's not a member of...
  • 90 per cent of Twitter's tech employees are male 5 days ago

    San Francisco: Twitter acknowledged that it has been hiring too many white and Asian men to fill high-paying technology jobs, just like several other major companies in Silicon Valley. The lack of diversity in Twitter's workforce of roughly 3,000 people was spelled out in data released Wednesday by the San Francisco...
  • Google offers $1 million prize for anyone who can build a smaller inverter 5 days ago

    San Francisco: Google is offering a million-dollar prize for a breakthrough that would make solar or wind generated electricity more enticing for everyday uses. Google teamed with the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers to back a "Littlebox Challenge" promising to reward whoever comes up with the best design for a...
  • Google tried buying Spotify but backed off because of whopping price tag 6 days ago

    New York: Internet titan Google tried last year to buy streaming music service Spotify but backed off for reasons including a whopping price tag, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday. The Journal cited an unnamed source as saying that Sweden-based Spotify was asking for more than $10 billion despite being...
  • Google Maps now available in Hindi 6 days ago

    Jaipur: Search giant Google today launched its Google Maps in Hindi seeking to make its navigation service more useful for users locally. Google Maps in Hindi will be available for desktop and android mobile phone users, who will be able to see Hindi names for cities, localities, important roads and routes...
  • Google's business chief Nikesh Arora resigns, to join Japan's SoftBank as vice chairman July 18, 2014

    San Francisco: Google's chief business officer, one of Chief Executive Officer Larry Page's key lieutenants and the company's main liaison to Wall Street, is leaving the Internet search company, the latest high-ranking executive to depart. Nikesh Arora, who joined Google nearly a decade ago, will move to Japan's SoftBank Corp as...
  • Google celebrates Nelson Mandela's legacy with an interactive quotable quotes doodle July 17, 2014

    New Delhi: To commemorate Nelson Mandela's 96th birthday, on July 18, Google is posting an interactive doodle celebrating the life of the anti-apartheid icon, who also served as President of South Africa. The doodle takes us on a visual journey through Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela's life interspersed with six of his most...
  • Self-parking to autonomous braking: Here's how smart cars will change driving July 17, 2014

    Paris: Why waste your time looking for a place to park when your car can do it for you? An idea that was pure science fiction only a few years ago is becoming reality thanks to automatic robot cars. A car with no one on board drives into a car park...
  • Bill ensures emails, photos won't die with a person July 17, 2014

    Washington: A group of influential US lawyers says it has an answer to the question of what should happen to Facebook, Yahoo and other online accounts when a person dies. The Uniform Law Commission was expected to endorse a plan on Wednesday to automatically give loved ones access to a...
  • Google+ no longer requires people to use their real names July 16, 2014

    San Francisco: Google+ apologised and stopped requiring people to use their real names while mingling in the online social network, as it looks to gain ground on market leader Facebook. "When we launched Google+ over three years ago, we had a lot of restrictions on what name you could use on...
  • Google's Nest launches network technology for connected home July 15, 2014

    San Francisco: Google's Nest Labs on Tuesday unveiled an industry group to encourage makers of smart home gadgets like locks and light bulbs to use Thread, a new standard for devices to communicate on a network. The attempt by Nest, a smart thermostat maker that Google bought in January for $3.2...
  • Google to develop 'smart' contact lenses July 15, 2014

    Zurich: Swiss drugmaker Novartis has struck an agreement with Google to develop "smart" contact lenses that would help diabetics track their blood glucose levels or restore the eye's ability to focus. The device for diabetics would measure glucose in tear fluid and send the data wirelessly to a mobile device, Novartis...
  • Google celebrates Germany's World Cup win with an animated Paul the Octopus doodle July 14, 2014

    New Delhi: During the course of the 31-day football extravaganza in which 32 participating teams played 64 matches, Google posted an unprecedented 63 World Cup 2014 doodles on its different home pages around the world.The last in the series celebrates Germany's well-deserved victory in the football World Cup. The doodle...
  • Here's how you can control Google Glass with your thoughts July 13, 2014

    London: Focus hard and you will be able to control Google Glass with your thoughts alone. Yes, your power of thoughts can give the computer eyewear commands to do certain things, like taking a picture and even posting it to Facebook. Developed by London-based start-up "This Place", the open source "MindRDR"...
  • Android app PoochO lets commuters in Delhi locate, hire autorickshaws nearest to them July 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Now you can use your smartphone to hire an autorickshaw in the national Capital with a new App "Pooch-O", which was launched by Lt Governor Najeeb Jung. Delhi Intergrated Multi-Model Transit System (DIMTS) has develped "Pooch-O", which will now allow users to locate autos, fitted with GPS, nearest to...
  • Amazon launches Zocalo, challenges Google Docs, Dropbox July 11, 2014

    San Francisco: Amazon on Thursday launched an online service for collaborating on work projects in a challenge to tech titan Google. Zocalo is being billed as a secure, managed venue for storing, sharing and amassing feedback on documents, spreadsheets, presentations, Web pages, and other digital tools typically used to get modern...
  • China resumes Google services cut off during Tiananmen's 25th anniversary July 10, 2014

    Beijing: Users in China were able to access online services for Google Inc on Thursday, after more than a month of severe disruption that almost completely blocked people from using features such as its search, maps and e-mail functions. The Google disruption began in the run-up to the 25th anniversary of...
  • Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways partners Google to make flight search easier July 8, 2014

    Dubai: Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways has struck a partnership with Google to make it more convenient for travellers to check the airline's flight schedules and fares using the search engine. Using Flight Search application of Google, travellers in the US, Canada, the UK, the Netherlands, Spain, France, Italy, Germany, Poland and...
  • Etihad partners Google to make flight search easier July 8, 2014

    Dubai: Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways has struck a partnership with Google to make it more convenient for travellers to check the airline's flight schedules and fares using the search engine. Using Flight Search application of Google, travellers in the US, Canada, the UK, the Netherlands, Spain, France, Italy, Germany, Poland and...
  • What if Google sold itself back in 1997? Larry Page and Sergey Brin share the story July 8, 2014

    Back in 1997, Google was almost acquired by Excite, one of the early Internet portals and search engines. The world would have been a very different place if the acquisition that was initially pegged at $1 million that was later brought down to $350,000. In an interview with venture capitalist Vinod...
  • After beating Google, Korea's Naver goes global with messaging app Line July 7, 2014

    Seoul: The billionaire founder of web portal operator Naver Corp beat back Google Inc to leave South Korea one of few countries where the US search engine does not dominate. Now, Lee Hae-jin is stepping onto the world stage with Line, a messaging app developed by a subsidiary in Japan to...
  • NASA to send 3D Google smartphones for robots to space station July 7, 2014

    Mountain View: Google smartphones with next-generation 3D sensing technology are about to blast into orbit, where they will become the brains and eyes of ball-shaped hovering robots on the International Space Station. NASA plans to use the handsets to beef up its Synchronised Position Hold, Engage, Reorient, Experimental Satellites, or SPHERES,...
  • Google reverses decision to delete British newspaper links July 4, 2014

    Google Inc (GOOGL.O) (GOOG.O) on Thursday reversed its decision to remove several links to stories in Britain's Guardian newspaper, underscoring the difficulty the search engine is having implementing Europe's "right to be forgotten" ruling. The Guardian protested the removal of its stories describing how a soccer referee lied about reversing a...
  • Fraud, sex, post-it art among links removed by Google in Europe July 4, 2014

    Brussels: Google's removal of search results in Europe is drawing accusations of press censorship, as stories from some of the continent's most prominent news outlets begin vanishing. The US internet giant said on Thursday it is getting 1,000 requests a day to scrub results. The US firm must comply with a...
  • Android Wear review: Rather limited in what it can do now but should evolve fast July 2, 2014

    New York: In its first iteration, Google's Android Wear software for computerised wristwatches isn't so much about innovation as it is an effort at simplification. Available in two smartwatches out within the next week, Android Wear is rather limited in what it can do. Even last year's smartwatches do some things...